Developing Model-Based Reasoning in Mathematics and Science

  title={Developing Model-Based Reasoning in Mathematics and Science},
  author={Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble},
It is essential to base instruction on a foundation of understanding of children’s thinking, but it is equally important to adopt the longer-term view that is needed to stretch these early competencies into forms of thinking that are complex, multifaceted, and subject to development over years, rather than weeks or months. We pursue this topic through our studies of model-based reasoning. We have identified four forms of models and related modeling practices that show promise for developing… CONTINUE READING